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Workin' Out

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Workin' Out

This mix attempts to capture the sound that I’m chasing right now – a sound which centres on the US West Coast in the late 50’s, early 60’s. There were a lot of hot jazz players from New Orleans doing session work for LA labels around that time. They cut sleazy and steamy Rhythm’n’Blues and Rock’n’Roll tunes to die for. Of course, many of the tunes on this mix don’t fit neatly into that box, I’m far from a purist, but they fit the vibe. There’s a drummer, Earl Palmer – drummed on some of Little Richard’s early hits – who I’ve been discovering recently. I've just finished an excellent book about him, fascinating guy. He was also a music arranger and if he didn’t invent the Rock’n’Roll beat, he certainly popularised it. As I find out more about Earl Palmer, and which tracks he played on, I’m astounded by just how many of the mainstay 45s in my DJ box he played a part in recording.

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Shalom Septimus
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Great mix here, a few familiar ones and mostly stuff I've never heard before.

Just one question. What record is that between "Susie Q" and "Chills And Fever"? You didn't ID it in the playlist, and because it's an instrumental, it's kind of hard to search for it.

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DJ Diddy Wah1 year agoBlockReport spam

Hey Shalom, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for pointing out my oversight. Don't know how it happened, but that track is The Dribble by The Mar-Keys. I used to play it out loads, but haven't recently, so it took me a few listens to figure it out. Here's a post I did on it several years back: http://diddywah.blogspot.co.uk/2011/0...

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And I'll be gosh-darned if this isnt the best version of Chill&Fever

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Yep, it's a banger. Those drums!

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Great mix compadre!!!!!

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Malcolm Sex
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Lavish!

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Seth Fried
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Sexy with a touch of LA 50's neon.

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crackin mix - love leave my kitten alone & a corker version of chills & fever...

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Sir Scott Mack
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Teen Flip! I gotta get a copy of that.

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Hell's Belles
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Nice. I've been getting into a lot of this stuff lately.

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Nice and interesting theme but most of all: great music!

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The Soul Chef's Fufu Stew4 years agoReplyBlockReport spam

Great mix! Glad to see you back in the fold. I can see myself chasing these sounds too when I get back to digging in the field. I got a good start with that hidden Mar Keys track which has been a staple in my crates for years. Keep up the good work :)

Peace and blessings.

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Buzzsaw Joint
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Hi Mate
Im still chasing a copy of Crawfish. Great mix. catch up with ya soon.
Cheers
Fritz

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This is just great! A sound well worth chasing. Look forward to hearing more. A very welcome back to you and what you do DW!

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